Beyond the individual privacy paradigm: Implications for interpersonal interactions on facebook

Pan Shi, Heng Xu, Cheng Zhang

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Abstract

Privacy is widely viewed as an interpersonal boundary regulation process in the context of online social networks (OSNs). Mediated by technologies provided by the OSNs, users manage both identity information and social relationships on OSNs. While previous studies mainly focus on users' information sharing and disclosure behaviors from an individual perspective, this work looks into the social nuances of users' interactional privacy concerns within their social circles from an interpersonal perspective. Through a case analysis of launching "Friendship Pages" by Facebook, we aim to examine the trigger conditions under which users perceive the launch of such feature to aggregate interpersonal interactions as privacy problems. This work calls for more research in conceptualizing and measuring users' interpersonal privacy concerns in the context of OSNs. We conclude this work with a discussion on research challenges in support of mitigating users' interpersonal concerns in OSNs.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th Bled eConference - eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future, Proceedings
PublisherBled eCommerce Conference
Pages573-586
Number of pages14
StatePublished - 2012
Event25th Bled eConference - eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future - Bled, Slovenia
Duration: Jun 17 2012Jun 20 2012

Other

Other25th Bled eConference - eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future
CountrySlovenia
CityBled
Period6/17/126/20/12

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Management of Technology and Innovation
  • Computer Networks and Communications
  • Computer Science Applications

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    Shi, P., Xu, H., & Zhang, C. (2012). Beyond the individual privacy paradigm: Implications for interpersonal interactions on facebook. In 25th Bled eConference - eDependability: Reliable and Trustworthy eStructures, eProcesses, eOperations and eServices for the Future, Proceedings (pp. 573-586). Bled eCommerce Conference.